It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.
Seneca the Younger 3BC-65AD
Well now New Yorkers can have their cake and eat it too. A new study came out today claiming that,
New Yorkers Are Living Longer Than Ever Before
Tue April 22, 2003 05:32 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health)
Since 1990 the life expectancy of men in New York has grown seven years to 75 years old and woman can expect to live past 80. This exceeds the national average by 6 months. Who says New York isn’t a great place to live?
One reason is an over all emphasis on eating exercising. The other is the black population has made great strides in catching up on longevity although they lag behind the white population. Black males still die an average of 6 years before white males.
With Central Park available to everyone in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn there are wonderful places to workout or just play. The biggest addition in Manhattan has been Hudson River Park. The park is a long promenade from Battery Park past the the site of the World Trade Center and on up the Hudson to Harlem. It is protected from the west side traffic, has rest stops and a couple of refurbished piers so you can get out over the water. It’s too long in coming but the park has made the waterfront an inviting and fun place, finally.
I can remember the days before the park was in and running along the river to the World Trade Center meant running among parked cars and idling busses. Now it’s a paved and landscaped promenade. A bike trip from lower Manhattan can start at Battery Park City, up the west side to 60th St. then over to Columbus Circle and into Central Park. It’s about 4.5 miles to the park and one loop of the park is 6 miles so a 15 mile ride can bring you right back to where you started with only a couple a city blocks getting into and out of Central Park to contend with. Whether you do the ride on a “city” bike or a 10 speed racer it can be a good little workout.
A nice "Peregrination".
Yes it’s easier to live longer and still live in the greatest city in the world.